The Significance of Ethics and Ethics Education in Daily Life | Michael D. Burroughs | TEDxPSU

The Significance of Ethics and Ethics Education in Daily Life | Michael D. Burroughs | TEDxPSU

Although we might not realize it, we all face ethical issues on a regular basis. But how do we know how to respond well to these issues, to make better (as opposed to worse) ethical decisions? In this TEDx talk Dr. Michael D. Burroughs discusses the numerous kinds of ethical issues we face, possibilities for increasing our ethical awareness as “everyday ethicists,” and the importance of introducing ethics and philosophical education in our schools. Dr. Burroughs also discusses the role of ethics in the lives of children and ways in which adults can attempt to understand and learn from children in ethical discussions.

Michael D. Burroughs is a philosopher, ethicist, educator (and beekeeper). Michael earned his PhD. in Philosophy from the University of Memphis and currently serves as Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute and Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at Penn State. Michael has published widely on topics in ethics, the philosophy of education, and childhood. In addition, he has devoted much of his professional career to practicing philosophy and ethics with populations beyond the university, including children in K-12 schools, prison inmates, and senior citizens. Michael’s forthcoming book (co-authored with Jana Mohr Lone) is entitled Philosophy in Education: Questioning and Dialogue in Schools (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) and addresses the purpose, theory, and practice of teaching philosophy and ethics in K-12 schools. In addition to his professional pursuits, Michael enjoys spending time in the out-of-doors, playing music, and traveling, among other things.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

50 Comments

  1. Christian paul Cariaga on February 7, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    sinulat nalng sana nya di ko maitindihan ang bilis kase.



  2. Vidhi Shah on February 7, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    this is for my ethics class, thanks this is intresting



  3. Samantha Nicole Jorge on February 7, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    Medyo mabilis magsalita.



  4. Jennifer Ignacio on February 7, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    THank you



  5. Gabriel Ghoutsisvili on February 7, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    my teacher forced my to watch it otherwise he would kill my god. R.I.P. Rex. i miss you



  6. Brian Bjur on February 7, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    It is a beautiful picture



  7. Jeffrey on February 7, 2022 at 10:11 pm

    Dr. Burroughs points are valid, insightful and worth a second look. I just wish Dr. Burroughs would slow down when he speaks. The veracity and speed at which he speaks allow every point he is making to become disposable and insignificant.



  8. Aj Corpuz on February 7, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Why is ethics is very significant to our daily life?



  9. Emmanuel Carlo Santos on February 7, 2022 at 10:12 pm

    Im forced to watch this video by my professor to make a reflection paper πŸ™ƒ



  10. Y.A. on February 7, 2022 at 10:15 pm

    This video has literally 0 content, just a word salad with random buzzwords and anecdotes.



  11. Robin Qin on February 7, 2022 at 10:16 pm

    This actually
    made me tired



  12. Awi Awi on February 7, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    You talk too fast , slow down



  13. Robin Qin on February 7, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Everything is alright Its just you speak to fast



  14. Shagun Sharma on February 7, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Very nice explanation! Got a lot of new insights. Thank you!



  15. Calma on February 7, 2022 at 10:21 pm

    This is truly a very good TED talk.



  16. Amanat Kaur on February 7, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Except for the fastAss pace.. all’s good



  17. Ugalde on February 7, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    Playback speed 0.75 but still normal



  18. Anne Mouriel Torino Auditor on February 7, 2022 at 10:29 pm

    Good thing I came here willingly haha just curious on how he viewed ethics . Thank you I gained lots of info !



  19. Yoong Fung Koh on February 7, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    forced to watch



  20. Danni Lahn on February 7, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Really? Live life man?
    Dont think about it.. Why do you hate every possible human connection?!!! Relax dude.. πŸ˜€



  21. Shawn Snow on February 7, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Lost me at climate change



  22. Drizzy Dude Gaming on February 7, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Stop waffling



  23. Ken on February 7, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    Surely you do not need skill to act ethically? You just have to base a judgement on the principles you prefer. Go with your bias and pretend it is good.



  24. Denise Koch on February 7, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    He talks way too fast which is annoying and detracts from his message



  25. Johnson Anene on February 7, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Yes, I went back to view Dr. Michael Burroughs’ lecture in 0.5x, 0.75 and then at normal play-back speed. Thank you, YWG for your counsel. I equally applied subtitles/closed captions. I became at home with the lecture. I’m no more "lost".



  26. Bell Real Estate Photo Jerry Bell on February 7, 2022 at 10:37 pm

    Begins speech by declaring right and wrong from his perspective forgetting some truths don’t care about what you think.



  27. DAMULOG EFRAEM C. on February 7, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    SHOUT OUT SECTION JULIET.



  28. talentunlimited india on February 7, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    he needs to speak slow and not compress a lot in 10 mins …whats the point if you cant hold the listeners



  29. VladKrat ML on February 7, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    If TEDxTalk didnt exist the ammount of reaction papers would greatly decrease



  30. Jess chua Bagongon lll on February 7, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    dami mong alam dahil sayo na pagawa kami ng reaction paper!



  31. Jham Abuzhincky on February 7, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    My God ang dami mong sinabe dahil sayo na s’stressed ako sa activity namin hahahaha pero thank you parin. πŸ˜‚



  32. Thembani the One on February 7, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Discipline for God’s sake.



  33. :Death.NoneExistentChannel on February 7, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Yes cause you gotta brainwash society on the deepest most personal layers



  34. Ralph Barnes on February 7, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Mmmmm…..not sure about Michael’s direction and content here re ethics. As someone who has taught ethics across multiple learning and teaching contexts: elementary, secondary, college and university (undergraduate and post graduate) ethics IS about personal beliefs, morals, duty and respect (yes we stray into Kant’s teachings but I digress)…..NOT about a society’s or community’s ethical standards eg norms He IS correct (and from my experience over the past 30 years) to state that children DO have an ethical or moral compass. A mixed bag with this TEDTalk.



  35. loulou Chou on February 7, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    He’s speaking too fast to the point that o got headache



  36. Reynaldo S. Almuguera Jr. on February 7, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    I love it when he compared the ethical awareness of children to the adults.



  37. Yogesh XD on February 7, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    MY SCHOOL MADE ME WATCH THIS ! WATCH THIS in 0.75x!



  38. :Death.NoneExistentChannel on February 7, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Ethics is just more personal covered up reversed psychology



  39. Bueno Jr. Venerando T. on February 7, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    thank you for the wonderful message about ethics



  40. Codilla on February 7, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    Dahil sayo napagawa kami ng activity



  41. redstoneered on February 7, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Dr. Henry wu has left the chat



  42. Thembani the One on February 7, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    πŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™‚οΈ

    I told these people to tow the line.

    Representation matters.

    Now.

    πŸ˜’πŸ˜£



  43. Drizzy Dude Gaming on February 7, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Shmuck you talk to fast



  44. Johnson Anene on February 7, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Perceivably, Dr. Michael Burroughs is a brilliant scholar with insight and experience, but I’m afraid that his speed of speech and intonation especially are not friendly with me and possibly many others from the West Africa sub-region. I can only think of what I had known as a student of Ethics some years back. At best I only give him credit for his fluency and perceivable rich and mastery of the subject-matter he welt on. I’m lost oooo. Johnson,



  45. Ritu_Raj_c_Swami on February 7, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Very well



  46. Juvy Eleda on February 7, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Thank you Michael Burroughs! The world needs more people like you introducing ethics and philosophical education in schools and promoting moral behavior in daily life.



  47. Reginald Ellis on February 7, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    I embrace the understanding of ethics in a whole new light! Thank You



  48. Benji Malik on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    my teacher forced me to watch this >:(



  49. Cloyd Rabang on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Basta ako nandito dahil sa Purposive Communication πŸ™‚



  50. Danni Lahn on February 7, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    you are you.. and F everybodyelse.. goddamn a long word.. ? COME ON ?!